LEADERSHIP TEAM

Biz Chica Media is a boutique digital marketing agency with associates based in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York City. Our team is a small, but mighty group of digital marketing professionals who are passionate about helping our clients succeed.

TRACY CHAPMAN-NOLAN
CEO

Tracy is a digital marketing strategist and website designer with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry. Her background as a professional actress, musician and producer, gave her a unique perspective on marketing and creative branding techniques that has allowed her to become a “go to” branding and digital marketing strategist for celebrities, entertainment professionals, and businesses. Tracy founded Biz Chica Media in 2009 and has successfully achieved double-digit growth in engagement and audience by building digital experiences that maximize virtual outreach and emotional brand connection

LAUREN KOZAK
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

With almost 20 years experience, Lauren is deeply knowledgeable about building audiences and influencing user behavior via social media and community. Lauren also specializes in data-driven marketing, understanding superfan psychology, and is more than a little obsessed with marketing funnels. Lauren was marketing on social media before Twitter or YouTube had even launched. She started Britney Spears’ Twitter from scratch, which soon became the third account to ever reach 1 million followers. At Los Angeles Times & Tribune Publishing, Lauren oversaw social media analytics, strategy and audience acquisition for all 8 newspapers. Her agency work has included The Gates Foundation, Disney, MTV, NBC, Fox, Nestle and Dove and many more.

PHILIP MCADOO, ED.D
DIR. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Dr. Philip McAdoo is a thought leader in the field of diversity and inclusion. He has an extensive background working with organizations such as Earthjustice, Sidwell Friends School, Disney Theatricals and more. Philip understands that to compete in an increasingly global market, organizations must make concerted efforts to develop and promote talent from underrepresented groups. Through his consulting work, he has collaborated with a number of nonprofits and educational institutions to help them optimize their training, development, and succession planning strategies so that diverse talent is represented. In addition, he is dedicated to developing the next generation of DEI leaders, and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on the subject.

KELLY CHAPMAN
VP, MARKETING

Kelly has won numerous awards as a business and marketing executive. She was a Senior Vice President for The RLJ Companies, working with BET Founder Bob Johnson, as well as Director, Diversity Recruiting and Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. In these roles, she led strategic planning, recruiting and branding initiatives to attract a diverse talent pool for employment opportunities. Under Chapman’s leadership, Microsoft’s www.youatmicrosoft.com won the coveted global “Webby” for Best Employment Website, and the function won the ERE award for Best Diversity Recruiting Program. Chapman has an MBA from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

GREG WHEELER
DIR. TECHNOLOGY

Greg brings years of experience in web and application design and development, including generation of all graphics and code for projects using leading edge applications and languages. Front-end & backend web development and coding, UI prototyping, designing, wireframe and coding in HTML5, CSS3, C#, ASP.net and VB.net, Programming, Coding, Functionality, Problem Solving, Testing, Debugging, Error Handling, Database Modeling, Data Definition, Entity Data Modeling, SQL Queries, SQL Tables.

KRYSTLE CARMONA
SENIOR CONTENT STRATEGIST

Krystle is an accomplished writer and content strategist. From developing social media content to writing for a variety of clients, Krystle has lent her talents to Soap Opera Digest, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and numerous online entertainment publications. She has covered a plethora of shows for artists and musicians as well as developed content for business executives and brands. Krystle is the voice behind some of your favorite celebrities and brands on social media.

MAURICIO URQUILLA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Mauricio is a creative driven designer, creative director & proud California State University Northridge alum. Utilizing user driven data, Mauricio has been able to create visual solutions for industry leaders such as 343 Industries, Santa Monica Studios & the California Science Center. His well rounded skill towards design allows him to problem solve from ideation to production. With more than a decade of experience Mauricio brings innovative design solutions across brand, product, and marketing industries.

KHOMARI FLASH
DIR. VIDEO PRODUCTION

Khomari is a video producer with 16 years of experience in various roles, including pre-production, direction, camera operation and editing while working with clients in the corporate, digital and TV industries. He has worked with a variety of clients including Google, BET, NFL Network, and VH1.

AKWASI TAHA
CLIENT SERVICES

Akwasi brings almost 3 decades of experience as the chief liaison between Artists and Record Labels, Management and Media, Producers and House Managers or Promoters and General Managers. His experience in managing logistics and cultivating relationships for every aspect of touring and stage production for the biggest International Artists to budding local favorites is unparalleled. He brings insights and energy to the collaborative process and loves when everybody wins.

AROLD JACQUES
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA

Arold is a customer retention strategist trusted with over 13 years’ experience producing digital advertising for industry brands. He has consulted on multiple brands and campaigns ranging from: Yes, We Can, Hillary for America, Ford, AARP, GEICO, L3 Communication, Accenture USPS, National Geographic, Wunderman, Discovery, TV One and directed the personal brand strategies of corporate executives and creative entrepreneurs globally. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Ft Lauderdale and Master in Design and Media Management from MIU.

KYLA GARCIA
SENIOR CONTENT STRATEGIST

Kyla Garcia (she/her) is a seasoned Indigenous artivist, director, poet, and content strategist.  Kyla incorporates her nuanced experience in the world of activism and the performing arts with strategic writing to develop social media content that speaks to the present time we are living in through the lens of your unique brand.  Kyla was one of the original members of the Biz Chica team and has created content for a wide variety of performers, musical artists, corporate accounts, apps, and most recently, for the local non-profit organization The Valley of Change.

GILESA THOMAS
SENIOR DIGITAL STRATEGIST

Gilesa Thomas is a well rounded digital marketer with a measurable track record, led by her passion for creative data-driven solutions. Her professional diverse background in B2B, B2C, in-house and agency marketing has expanded her perspective, as well as, contributed to her unique experience. Beyond marketing, Gilesa has great enthusiasm for theatre, video games, fitness, and roller derby.